Frank Gardner Blood and Sand

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Blood and Sand

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It was on 6 June 2004 that BBC security correspondent Frank Gardner and cameraman Simon Cumbers were ambushed by Islamist gunmen in a quiet Riyadh back street. Simon was killed outright. Frank was hit in the shoulder and leg. As he lay in the dust, a figure stood over him and pumped four more bullets into his body at point-blank range. Against all the odds, Frank Gardner survived. Ten years on from that horrendous attack, although partly paralysed, he continues to travel the world reporting for the BBC. His acclaimed, moving, and inspiring memoir is now brought up to date with a new chapter recalling his return to Saudi Arabia for the first time since he was shot. This new anniversary edition is a reaffirmation of his deep understanding of—and affection for—the Islamic world in these uncertain times.

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Frank Gardner is the BBC's full-time Security Correspondent, reporting for television and radio on issues of domestic and international security, notably on Al-Qaeda-related terrorism. A fluent Arabist, with a degree in Arabic and Islamic Studies, he was previously the BBC's Middle East Correspondent based in Cairo, and before that in Dubai. He has written for the Daily Telegraph, Economist, Sunday Times, and Time Out and has been published in The Best of Sunday Times Travel Writing. He is the author of Far Horizons and was awarded an OBE in 2005 for services to journalism.

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"Gardner is a superb reporter; his terrible experience only make his analysis all the more telling." —Evening Standard

"Gardner tells his remarkable tale well and bravely, with an astonishing lack of anger and enduring love and respect for the Islamic world." —Sunday Times

"Chilling, graphic and admirably unsentimental. . . Gardner comes across as a modest, thoroughly decent man. . . an exemplary foreign correspondent." —Guardian

"A witty, self-deprecating, inspiring testament." —Daily Telegraph

"Vivid detail. . . entertaining anecdotes. . . Gardner is a tremendous model for what relations between East and West can be. . . a fine introduction both to journalism and to the culture of the Middle East." —Independent

"What makes Gardner's moving, often humorous, deeply personal story so important is the fact that he has woven into it a brilliantly dispassionate, clear-eyed account of the Islamic world." —Scotsman

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